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“There is something interesting in the bustle of going away…

The prospect of … summers by the sea or in Wales is very delightful.”


Today’s Friday Food for Thought is by novelist Jane Austen (1775 – 1817).  It is taken from a letter written in 1801 to her sister, Cassandra

Did you know?

Jane Austen’s books have never been out of print since they were first published.

The earliest recorded use of the word baseball appears in Northanger Abbey, written in 1798-99.

The actress Anna Chancellor is a descendant of Jane Austen’s. She took the role of Miss Bingley in the BBC’s 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, starring Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Mr Darcy.

Image of Pride and Prejudice with thanks to the Folio Society

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